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4th Biennial California Community-Based Services & 3rd Child and Youth Care World Conference

Hosted by Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families (www.casapacifica.org) and the International Child and Youth Care Network (www.cyc-net.org)

January 15-18, 2018

Crown Plaza Ventura Beach

450 E Harbor Blvd

Ventura CA 93001 USA

Phone: 1-800-842-0800


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Registration opens August 2017

Pre-Conference: $165 ($195 after November 1)

Conference: $425 ($495 after November 1)


Children, youth, and families - as well as those who provide care and support to them – are living in a time where hope for the future is needed. This conference aims to explore, restore promote hope for those involved in strengthening families around the world. Conference keynotes and workshops as well as optional pre-conference and networking opportunities will equip and refresh you in your personal and professional work with children, youth, and families.

For the first time ever this conference brings together 8 years of a statewide conference focused on supporting the most challenged children and youth in the community together with the 3rd Child and Youth Care Conference which has gathered in Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada), Vienna (Austria), and now in Southern California (USA).

The conference venue is located just steps from the Pacific Ocean in Ventura, California – an hour north of Los Angeles International airport or the Bob Hope Burbank airport or a half hour south of the Santa Barbara airport. Rail access is available one block from the hotel from Bob Hope Burbank airport.

You are invited to join like-minded colleagues for three days of learning, networking, and strengthening your work in supporting children, youth, and families.

Who should attend:

• Child & Youth Care (CYC) practitioners

• Educators & trainers in Child & Youth Care (CYC) programs or higher education

• Child welfare, mental health & juvenile justice system personnel

• Family members & peers

• Child, youth & family advocates

• Resource Families (foster, kinship & adoptive parents)

• Wraparound teams

• Program staff supporting Emily Q. subclass members through Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) and/or Katie A. subclass members through Intensive Care Coordination (ICC), Intensive Home Based Services (IHBS) & Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC)

• Short-Term Residential Treatment Program (STRTP) staff & administrators

• Social Workers & Associate Social Workers

• K-12 educators & Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) staff

This conference is open to the first 320 registrants. Space is limited so register early.

Registration & full conference details are available at www.casapacifica.org/training. For more information contact Darlene Navarro at dnavarro@casapacifica.org or 805-366-4064.


Monday, January 15

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Pre-conference seminars

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Reception (hosted by CYC-Net)

Tuesday, January 16

8:30 am - 9:30 am Buffet breakfast

9:30 am - 5:00 pm Opening plenary session & workshops

5:00 pm - evening Optional group activities & dinner on your own

Wednesday, January 17

8:30 am - 9:30 am Buffet breakfast

9:00 am - 4:45 pm Plenary session & workshops

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm Free time

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Banquet dinner

Thursday, January 18

8:30 am - 9:30 am Buffet breakfast

9:30 am - 1:30 pm Plenary session, workshops & closing lunch

Meals included: Monday breakfast and lunch (for pre-conference participants); Tuesday breakfast and lunch; Wednesday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Thursday breakfast and lunch.

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